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NEC’s CI Department and faculty member Lautaro Mantilla present Tradition featuring music from all corners of the world

including Persia, the United States, Mexico, Latvia, China, the British Isles and more

Broadcast of earlier Jordan Hall concert on Saturday, December 4 

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For almost 50 years NEC’s department of Contemporary Improvisation has fostered a community of artists interested in studying music from different cultures and the interactions between them. On Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET, NEC will broadcast the department’s concert Tradition, recorded at NEC’s Jordan Hall. Produced by faculty member Lautaro Mantilla, the performance features musical traditions from different corners of the world, drawing on their customs, histories, and stories, honoring their roots and re-examining them from new perspectives. For more information visit https://necmusic.edu/events/nec-contemporary-improvisation-lautaro-mantilla-tradition.

Audiences will hear performances by the Persian Music and Chorino ensembles, led by Nima Janmohammadi and Amir Milstein, fiddle and banjo music from the United States, folk songs of love and war from Mexico, Latvia, and China, an exploration of Baroque and fiddle music from the British Isles, a new take on the Cumbia dance tradition led by Lautaro Mantilla, and student pieces exploring tradition, creation, and what they mean to us as contemporary artists. The concert not only contemplates and celebrates tradition, it considers its impact and role in our world today.

NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation program addresses the unique needs of musicians seeking to move beyond traditional boundaries. The department brings together a tremendously diverse group of the world’s finest young artists in a setting where they can grow in a community of composers, performers, and improvisers. With an emphasis on ear training, technique, conceptual ideas, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a wide range of improvisational traditions, the CI program is uniquely positioned to cultivate the complete 21st century global musician. Founded in 1972 by Gunther Schuller and Ran Blake, the department is “a thriving hub of musical exploration.” (Jeremy Goodwin, Boston Globe).

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November 26, 2021

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GARY LUCAS & GODS AND MONSTERS 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW SAT. NOV. 27th at ELSEWHERE BROOKLYN /  GARY LUCAS AND PETER WILLEMS “DOUBLE DARE VOL. ONE” RELEASED
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After a successful European tour with shows in Italy, France and the Netherlands,  GARY LUCAS returns to NYC for a special 30th Anniversary Show featuring his longtime psychedelic jazz-rock group GODS AND MONSTERS plus special guests at ELSEWHERE in Brooklyn tomorrow night Saturday Nov. 27th. 

The show begins at 7:45pm. ELSEWHERE is located at 599 Johnson Ave. in Bushwick.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3qP1K3i

GODS AND MONSTERS made their debut as an all-instrumental ensemble at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in Prospect Park.

Based around Lucas’s guitar playing and Grammy-nominated songwriting, 

the group’s previous members include Jeff Buckley, Jerry Harrison, Dina Emerson, Emily Duff, K-Rob and Cameo, Tony Thunder Smith, Sonya Cohen, Keith LeBlanc,  and other talented musicians.

The current lineup features Gary Lucas on guitars and vocals, Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers) on bass, Jason Candler (Hungry March Band) on keyboards,  and Richard Dworkin (Fast ’N Bulbous) on drums.

Special guests for this anniversary show include former Gods and Monsters members Richard Barone (vocals) and Jared Michael Nickerson (bass), 

Feifei Yang (vocals and erhu), and Angelica Zollo (vocals).

Gods and Monsters page: http://www.garylucas.com/gods.shtml

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On Nov. 7th, GARY LUCAS released a new acoustic duo project featuring award-winning young Dutch acoustic bassist and vocalist PETER WILLEMS. entitled DOUBLE DARE VOL. ONE.

Gary and Peter met under the auspices of Gary’s old friend Dutch producer Co de Kloet shortly before lockdown, and immediately began collaborating. combining jazz, blues, folk, rock, classical and electronic music.

The duo made their official live debut before an audience with a sold-out concert in Maastricht’s Lumiere Cinema, followed by an instore appearance in Hilversum, which was taped for a live broadcast on Co de Kloet’s “CoLive!” program on national Dutch radio NTR:

https://bit.ly/3DpuAdU

On Friday Nov. 19th they appeared at the Parkstad Limburg Theatre in Heerlen at 8pm.

Here’s a live clip of DOUBLE DARE: GARY LUCAS AND PETER WILLEMS in action last week in Heerlen:

https://bit.ly/3xyioWg

DOUBLE DARE VOL. TWO, focusing on the electric side of their music, will be released digitally Feb. 7th 2022,  followed by a CD and double vinyl release containing both volumes.

DOUBLE DARE VOL. ONE is out now on the ZenneZ label:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3nssioM

Apple Music: https://apple.co/3CByb7G

Deezer: https://bit.ly/3cttmCF

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On September 15th 2021, Rolling Stone Magazine published their listing of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time,  which included Gary Lucas and Jeff Buckley’s “Grace”, the title track from Jeff Buckley’s 1994 two-million selling album.

The “Grace” album itself, which opens with Gary Lucas and Jeff Buckley’s song “Mojo Pin” followed by their song “Grace”, is frequently cited as one of the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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ROCK’S BACK PAGES reprints Mike Barnes’s “Invisible Jukebox” session with Gary from THE WIRE Magazine’s Feb. 2001 issue this week.

Read the interview here: https://bit.ly/3FtvkPI

Gary’s latest article “Cancel Culture in Rock” is recently published at Please Kill Me .com :

https://bit.ly/3mpoPHd

Check out Gary’s many provocative pieces for PKM here:

https://bit.ly/3pLkLmv

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Gary’s recent 40th Anniversary Show at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge–  featuring Ernie Brooks, Jerry Harrison, Richard Dworkin, Jason Candler and special guests Thurston Moore, Richard Barone, Emily Duff and Felice
Rosser– was spotlighted and reviewed by veteran music journalist Charley Crespo in The Aquarian:

https://bit.ly/3lWWPsK

Photos and Review by Julia Crowe in The Guitar:

https://bit.ly/3kBL2ks

Clips from the show:

Rise Up to Be (Grace):

https://bit.ly/39e8tcM

Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro:

https://bit.ly/3i3Yzzt

The Stumble:  

https://bit.ly/3hAjSsl  

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Lady of Shalott / One Man’s Meat:  

https://bit.ly/2Z45WAt  

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https://bit.ly/3C9jWa6

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Gary Lucas’s latest electronic dance project, NYC’s Le Beast Concrètewith beat-master and producer David Sisko, recently released their debut album “GARGOYLE”.

New review in THE WIRE (UK):

https://bit.ly/3vhqLo3

New review in OOR Magazine (Netherlands):

https://bit.ly/3hh8GQT

Review in UNCUT (UK):

https://bit.ly/3krVgCB

New LBC webpage with all reviews, video clips, and graphics:

https://bit.ly/3k9aSuG

Stream / Download the new album : 

https://onerpm.link/Gargoyle

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Gary’s 40-year retrospective double album “THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS” is available on Knitting Factory Records.

Stream / Download / Purchase: 

https://garylucas.lnk.to/essential

Press raves from the US, UK, Netherlands, Italy, and Australia: 

https://bit.ly/3xWSV8e

More press raves from France:

https://bit.ly/2ZhDI5q

and from Spain:

https://bit.ly/3G6ekQV

Portuguese national radio RTP Antena 3 spins two tracks from THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS

Listen at 47:07

https://bit.ly/3D76LaU

John Schaefer’s “New Sounds” on WNYC FM reprises Gary’s live set from earlier this year:

https://bit.ly/3mHrnRo

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With 241 livestreams since lockdown under his belt, GARY LUCAS resumes his thrice weekly live solo concerts on Facebook at 3pm EST every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Visit the archive: https://bit.ly/3kR8IRr

Next Up: Gary Lucas and Feifei Yang ring in Chinese New Year—Year of the Tiger—at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater NYC with THE EDGE OF HEAVEN on 2/1/22 at 7pm:

https://bit.ly/3oKDNHP

 

More Dates TBA

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November 26, 2021

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Tickets and information
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This year each concert will have both a limited in-person audience as well as a livestream component.

Big Band Scholarship Fundraiser Dance Gala with Amanda Carr

Friday, December 3, 2021

VJC pays homage to the big band era this season, uniting our in-house big band with critically acclaimed singer Amanda Carr. Carr became acquainted with the Great American Songbook through her parents who were both professional big band musicians in the Boston area. Carr has recorded in the U.S. and abroad, including Australia, England and Italy where she appeared as a headline artist at EuroJazz Festival. Twice a feature story by respected writer/author Nat Hentoff in The Wall Street Journal, Carr was hailed by him as “…a true jazz singer in a time of wannabes”. Ms. Carr has appeared as guest vocalist with the Boston Pops, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, the Harry James Band and the Glenn Miller Orchestra to name a few. The VJC Big Band is led by musical director Rob Freeberg. This year the big band celebrates 18 years of performances thanks in great part to band manager Sherm Fox’s continued persistence and organizational efforts. Dance the night away and savor the sounds of the swinging past!

You may purchase in-person tickets above and/or donate to the livestream via our website .

Please give generously and support live music.

 

 

 

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Good Morning!

Pianist and composer Dave Meder’s sophomore album, “Unamuno Songs and Stories,” is available now, and Dave and his trio are hitting the road!

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Tour Dates

featuring: Dave Meder (piano), Marty Jaffe bass, Jonathan Barber drums

Nov 13 830 pm Side Door Jazz Club – Old Lyme, CT

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Nov 16 8 pm Soapbox Gallery – New York, NY

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Nov 17 8 pm Fulton St Collective – Chicago, IL

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Nov 18 8 pm Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Nov 19 7 pm Merrimans – South Bend, Indiana

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Nov 20 7 pm Jazz Kitchen – Indianapolis, IN

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Nov 21 7:30 pm Cliff Bells – Detroit, MI

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Watch the Latest Video – “I Look for Religion in War”

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Unamuno Songs and Stories release is a stunning response to recent sociopolitical turmoil in the United States, using the writings of Spanish Civil War-era philosopher Miguel de Unamuno as a historical analogy. Making poignant statements about this “critical moment” in American history, Unamuno Songs and Stories aims to celebrate life with themes of hope, love, and peace just as much as it serves to raise awareness of the growing threats to American democracy. Meder’s potent pianistic refrains are heard here alongside bassist Marty Jaffe, drummer Michael Piolet, trumpeter Philip Dizack and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón.

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Have a great weekend, and happy listening!

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For Immediate ReleaseFormer THE SPECIALS’ Frontman NEVILLE STAPLE Announces Brand New Studio Album On Cleopatra Records!

Los Angeles, CA – The UK Two-Tone Ska legend Neville Staple, who pioneered the Los Angeles Two-Tone/Ska movement, celebrates his origins on a brilliant and energetic new studio album, From The Specials & Beyond! Not only does Staple enlist his usual band of stellar players and musicians, including his wife and co-vocalist Sugary Staple, to recreate two smash hits by Staple’s former band, The Specials, “Ghost Town” and “Monkey Man,” but he’s also gone back even further into his roots. The Jamaican-born Staple has invited legendary foundation deejay Clint Eastwood and ska/rocksteady icon Derrick Morgan to guest on the album, and the presence of those veteran artists elevates the entire project to new heights. Additionally, Neol Davies of the Two-Tone revivalist outfit The Selecter and British actor/musician Gary Shall join in the fun. It’s an incredible group effort that could only be led by enormously talented Neville Staple.

Dr. Neville Staple, awarded an honorary Arden University Doctorate of Music in 2019, stated, “This has been one of my favourite albums to work on. Each song has a special and personal meaning to me. I wanted to celebrate the roots of my own music journey, with Two-Tone being at the forefront of each song, in the sound and in the lyrics. Stomping music, with sometimes serious commentary, but all presented in a fun, danceable, singalong spirit. That’s the Two-Tone way. Our way. And the special guests were amazing to work with too, especially Derrick Morgan, one of my early inspirations. With superb contributions from Sugary and the band, plus other star guests, this album is set to be a real ‘stand out’ one, that makes me proud of my career to date.”

From The Specials & Beyond will be available on all formats starting December 10. The CD version comes in a sleek digipak while the vinyl version will be pressed as a limited edition BLACK & WHITE SPLATTER pattern. Hurry and pre-order the album now before they’re gone!

Pre-order the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=neville+staple++from+the+specials+beyond&post_type=product

Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/naville_staple_from_the_specials_and_beyond

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November 24, 2021

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For Immediate ReleaseNeo-Rockabilly Pioneers THE ROCKATS Ready First New Album In 8 Years, Release Brilliant Cover Of EDDIE COCHRAN’s “NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!”

Los Angeles, CA – Shortly after the groundbreaking British rockabilly band The Rockats had relocated from Essex to New York in 1978, they were playing a show when up approached a charismatic young guitarist who lavished the group with praise for their performance. Rockats’ stand-up bassist Smutty Smiff struck up a friendship with the charming lad and even took a train out to Massapequa to give him his first rockabilly haircut while teaching him how to grease it up properly. That young American was one Brian Setzer who would ride the rockabilly train into superstardom with The Stray Cats.

None of that would have been possible without The Rockats, who set the standard for rockabilly revivalism in the ‘80s, scoring an MTV hit in 1984 with “Make That Move” and landing support slots on tours by everyone from David Bowie to Thin Lizzy to Tina Turner, all the while spreading the Teddy Boy culture on both sides of the pond. As Smiff recollects some 43 years later, “We influenced many musicians and turned them on to rockabilly, hanging out, selling clothes and cutting the Stray Cats’ hair. We certainly influenced in a big way their style and music. Maybe if I had never gone to Massapequa Long Island, things would have been different!”

Now, the Rockats are returning to center stage with a new album set to be released next year and featuring performances by Smiff alongside longtime Rockats vocalist Dibbs Preston, guitarists Danny B. Harvey and Barry Ryan, and Blondie drummer Clem Burke! Today, the band releases the album’s first single, a rollicking cover of Eddie Cochran’s “Nervous Breakdown” along with a video featuring vintage performance footage of the Cats cutting it up on stage in their heyday.

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November 23, 2021

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JIM@JAZZPROMOSERVICES.COMReconcile RecordsNOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL
L.A. OUTSIDER ARTISTS FATHER AND DAUGHTER
— J. FREDERICK MILLEA (AKA, L.A. COWBOY)
AND LADY MILLEA — 
RELEASE CONCURRENT RECORDINGS ON HIS BOUTIQUE “RECONCILE RECORDS” LABEL, CREATED TO PROVIDE TIMELESS PLATINUM PERFORMANCES FOR CONNOISSEURS AND COMMON FOLKS ALIKE
L.A. COWBOY THE BIG PITCH
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“The Big Pitch” L.A. Cowboy

With all the songs written, arranged and produced by the L.A. Cowboy himself, this quite harmoniously wonderful album opens on the storytelling of the aptly named Stories to Tell and the mid-tempo balladry of Forget About Her, and never once looks back.  Anne Carlini – “Exclusive Magazine”.

“SUPERB VOCALS AND ENERGIZING LYRICS COMBINED WITH A JAZZY BAND MAKE THIS AN ALBUM YOU’LL BE PLAYING OVER AND OVER AGAIN.”  DICK METCALF – CONTEMPORARY FUSION REVIEWS

 “I Don’t Mind Missing You” Lady Millea

“Vocalist Kate Millea’s debut album is a treat which has a cool, sexy, and elegant style. It is like time just doesn’t exist, or all times exist within this music. There is something magical here… The entire album is great.” Michael Doherty – music critic. “Brief notes on new jazz releases.”

“A chanteuse that’s a throw back to thrushes that were lurking around the edges of crime jazz and exotica lite. She knows how to deliver a smoky, after-hours feeling that would make Tom Waits proud.” Chris Spector “Midwest Record”

“A young talent with a stunning career on the horizon, Lady Millea makes the most of every moment here, where each song is full of heartfelt singing and jazz sensibilities that will sound relevant for decades to come.”
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Artist: L.A. COWBOY

Title: THE BIG PITCH

Release Date: August 15, 2021

Label: Reconcile Records

Catalog Number: 2009

UPC Code: 695924331899

Track listing 

1. Stories To Tell (3:21)

2. Forget About Her (4:37)

3. Flyover Land (3:59)

4. Angel In L.A. (4:53)

5. The Museum (4:49)

6. The Big Pitch (4:38)

7. Love Songs (3:27)

8. Why Do I? (4:54)

Total CD Time: 32:38

All songs written, arranged and produced by J. Frederick Millea

Featuring Lady Millea and special guest John Millea on backup vocals.

Ensemble Cast: The Hiplomats

Production

Horns/rhythm section tracked at Park Hill Studio (RIP): Engineered by Rumen Dobrev

Executive Producer: Vivian Ying Yang

Musicians: L.A. Cowboy – Vocals, Sam Hirsch – Steinway Piano, Fino Roverato – Guitars, Johnny Hatton – Standup Bass, Claudius Kannbanger – Drums, Jaime Havorka – 1st Trumpet, Ron Brown – 2nd Trumpet, James McMillen – Trombone, George Shelby – Alto Sax, Mike Nelson – Tenor Sax, Terry Landry – Baritone Sax

Artist Website: https://www.lacowboy.com

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Artist: LADY MILLEA

Title: I DON’T MIND MISSING YOU

Release Date: August 15, 2021

Label: Reconcile Records

Catalog Number: 2010

UPC Code: 695924332179

Track listing 

1. I Don’t Mind Missing You (5:35)

2. Almost (3:36)

3. Slow Healing (4:53)

4. Play On (5:23)

5. The Museum (5:23)

6. You and I (4:13)

7. My Heart Sings (2:57)

8. Hold Me (3:59)

9. Why Do I? (4:55)

Total CD Time: 40:23

All songs written, arranged and produced by J. Frederick Millea

Production

Horns/rhythm section tracked at Aspen’s Place Studio:

Produced by: J. Frederick Millea

Engineered by Brian Ascenzo

Executive Producer: Vivian Ying Yang

Musicians: Lady Millea – vocals, Glen Burger – tenor and alto sax, flute, penny whistle, Phil Finesse – drums, Johnny Hatton – stand-up bass, Sam Hirsch – Vintage Vibe electric piano and piano, Fino Roverato – electric and acoustic guitars (nylon guitar – track 1), Brian Acsenzo – mandolin and nylon guitar

Artist Website: https://www.ladymillea.com

 

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For Immediate ReleaseEclectic Composer Jon Downes Releases New Album “The New Normal”

Jonathan Downes is a naturalist, cryptozoologist, author, editor, film-maker, poet, novelist, activist, journalist, composer and singer-songwriter, best known for being the Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology. His new album “The New Normal”, written in the wake of the loss of his wife Corrina, discusses life as it is today with people facing post Covid and post Lockdown, as well as ‘the new normal’ for the life that Jon is facing now.

One of my favourite books is Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban, and in this lovely tale, one of the protagonists says that gibbons in London Zoo do their remarkable acrobatic feats, swinging from branch to branch and brachiating to their hearts’ desire, in the same way that jazz musicians play their music without any thought of financial reward. And I have always extrapolated from that the idea that true artists make art because that is what they do. They are incapable of doing anything else.

My last album, which was recorded in the summer of 2018, just after Corinna received her initial cancer diagnosis, sold eleven copies. But I know that far more people than that have listened to it, and I hope that they have got something from it. I have always seen my art as a mirror of my life, and when – back in the summer of 2018 – I was recording the songs which eventually turned up on ‘Coldharbour’, I was addressing the mental and emotional turmoil we were all facing, albeit writing in code, because Corinna wanted to keep her health problems private.

But now you know what lines such as ‘good things happen to bad people, bad things happen to you and me’ and ‘this thing came out of nowhere, I suppose we should have planned’ were actually about. My first wife, Alison, always said that I used to write in code, and I suppose this is a pretty fair accusation. However, quite often, the code is quite easy to break and written purely in a form that makes sense to me rather than any deliberate attempt at obfuscation.

And me? As you might have guessed, I have a new record out on Bandcamp. I may or may not do a CD release as well. It depends whether I have the emotional energy to do so. The record is called ‘The New Normal’, and is named at least partly because my darling friend Davey Curtis finds the term so irritating.

But it’s not just about the new normal that all of us in the Western World are facing post Covid and post Lockdown, it’s about the new normal of the life that I am facing, because of all the things that I thought I would be in my life, it never ever occurred to me that I would become a widower and I am facing a brave new world and an uncertain future of my own, and like Russell Hoban’s Gibbons I only know one way of dealing with things, and that is to write songs about them.” – Jon Downes

Jon Downes married Corinna in 2007, and has two stepdaughters, Shoshannah (Born 1985) and Olivia (Born 1987) and a granddaughter, Evelyn (born September 2014). He was widowed in August 2021.

The New Normal” Track List:

1. The New Normal 02:09
2. I never stopped loving you 03:33
3. Mick Farren 05:02
4. GtoD 03:51
5. You don’t stop loving someone just because they’re not there anymore 05:59
6. Sophie by the sea 05:55
7. The elephant in the room 02:15
8. Corinna’s lament 08:24

To purchase:
https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/album/the-new-normal
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For Immediate ReleaseProg Ensemble Oxygene8 Featuring Linda Cushma To Re-release Two Songs In Honor of Emmett Chapman

Oxygene8 will re-release two tracks from the 2003 album, POETICA, in honor of Emmett Chapman, inventor of the Chapman Stick. The tracks selected are ‘heavy on the rhythm section’ featuring Linda Cushma on Chapman Stick and Tim Alexander on drums. After hearing tracks from the POETICA album, Emmett had once mentioned that it was the way he intended the Chapman Stick to be played & heard. This is for you, Emmett.

“STAND” is a timely track and was the first song written and performed by O8 with the Chapman Stick. “FUNKERNICKEL” is a fun little track played live in the studio with co-writers of the album, Tim Alexander on drums, Frank D’Angelo on guitar and Linda Cushma on vocals & bass/Chapman Stick.

STAND”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzdCH77j2mc

FUNKERNICKEL”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_WgEs6QBp8

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November 21, 2021

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GARY LUCAS & GODS AND MONSTERS 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW SAT. NOV. 27th at ELSEWHERE BROOKLYN /  GARY LUCAS AND PETER WILLEMS “DOUBLE DARE VOL. ONE” RELEASED

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photo by Jesse Winter       l to r: Jason Candler, Ernie Brooks, Gary Lucas, Richard Dworkin

 

After a successful European tour with shows in Italy, France and the Netherlands,  GARY LUCAS returns to NYC for a special 30th Anniversary Show featuring his longtime psychedelic jazz-rock group GODS AND MONSTERS plus special guests at ELSEWHERE in Brooklyn on Saturday Nov. 27th. The show begins at 7:45pm. ELSEWHERE is located at 599 Johnson Ave. in Bushwick.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3qP1K3i

GODS AND MONSTERS made their debut as an all-instrumental ensemble at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in Prospect Park:

Based around Lucas’s guitar playing and Grammy-nominated songwriting,  the group’s previous members include Jeff Buckley, Jerry Harrison, Dina Emerson, Emily Duff, K-Rob and Cameo, Tony Thunder Smith, Sonya Cohen, Keith LeBlanc,  and other talented musicians.

The current lineup features Gary Lucas on guitars and vocals, Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers) on bass, Jason Candler (Hungry March Band) on keyboards,  and Richard Dworkin (Fast ’N Bulbous) on drums.

Special guests for this anniversary show include former Gods and Monsters members Richard Barone (vocals) and Jared Michael Nickerson (bass),  Feifei Yang (vocals and erhu), and Angelica Zollo (vocals).

Gods and Monsters page: http://www.garylucas.com/gods.shtml

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On Nov. 7th, GARY LUCAS released a new acoustic duo project featuring award-winning young Dutch acoustic bassist and vocalist PETER WILLEMS.

entitled DOUBLE DARE VOL. ONE.

Gary and Peter met under the auspices of Gary’s old friend Dutch producer Co de Kloet shortly before lockdown, and immediately began collaborating.
combining jazz, blues, folk, rock, classical and electronic music.

The duo made their official live debut before an audience with a sold-out concert in Maastricht’s Lumiere Cinema, followed by an instore appearance in Hilversum, which was taped for a live broadcast on Co de Kloet’s “CoLive!” program on national Dutch radio NTR:

https://bit.ly/3DpuAdU

On Friday Nov. 19th they appear at the Parkstad Limburg Theatre in Heerlen at 8pm.

https://bit.ly/3HzYPS0

DOUBLE DARE VOL. TWO, focusing on the electric side of their music, will be released digitally Feb. 7th 2022,  followed by a CD and double vinyl release containing both volumes.

DOUBLE DARE VOL. ONE is out now on the ZenneZ label:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3nssioM

Apple Music: https://apple.co/3CByb7G

Deezer: https://bit.ly/3cttmCF

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On September 15th 2021, Rolling Stone Magazine published their listing of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time,  which included Gary Lucas and Jeff Buckley’s “Grace”, the title track from Jeff Buckley’s 1994 two-million selling album.

The “Grace” album itself, which opens with Gary Lucas and Jeff Buckley’s song “Mojo Pin” followed by their song “Grace”, is frequently cited as one of the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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ROCK’S BACK PAGES reprints Mike Barnes’s “Invisible Jukebox” session with Gary from THE WIRE Magazine’s Feb. 2001 issue this week.

Read the interview here: https://bit.ly/3FtvkPI

Gary’s latest article “Cancel Culture in Rock” is recently published at Please Kill Me .com :

https://bit.ly/3mpoPHd

Check out Gary’s many provocative pieces for PKM here:

https://bit.ly/3pLkLmv

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Gary’s recent 40th Anniversary Show at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge– featuring Ernie Brooks, Jerry Harrison, Richard Dworkin, Jason Candler and special guests Thurston Moore, Richard Barone, Emily Duff and Felice
Rosser–was spotlighted and reviewed by veteran music journalist Charley Crespo in The Aquarian:

https://bit.ly/3lWWPsK

Photos and Review by Julia Crowe in The Guitar:

https://bit.ly/3kBL2ks

Clips from the show:

Rise Up to Be (Grace):

https://bit.ly/39e8tcM

Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro:

https://bit.ly/3i3Yzzt

The Stumble:  

https://bit.ly/3hAjSsl  

https://bit.ly/3EmD4Dq

Lady of Shalott / One Man’s Meat:  

https://bit.ly/2Z45WAt  

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https://bit.ly/3C9jWa6

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Gary Lucas’s latest electronic dance project, NYC’s Le Beast Concrètewith beat-master and producer David Sisko, recently released their debut album “GARGOYLE”.

New review in THE WIRE (UK):

https://bit.ly/3vhqLo3

New review in OOR Magazine (Netherlands):

https://bit.ly/3hh8GQT

Review in UNCUT (UK):

https://bit.ly/3krVgCB

New LBC webpage with all reviews, video clips, and graphics:

https://bit.ly/3k9aSuG

Stream / Download the new album : 

https://onerpm.link/Gargoyle

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Gary’s 40-year retrospective double album “THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS” is available on Knitting Factory Records.

Stream / Download / Purchase: 

https://garylucas.lnk.to/essential

Press raves from the US, UK, Netherlands, Italy, and Australia: 

https://bit.ly/3xWSV8e

More press raves from France:

https://bit.ly/2ZhDI5q

and from Spain:

https://bit.ly/3G6ekQV

Portuguese national radio RTP Antena 3 spins two tracks from THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS

Listen at 47:07

https://bit.ly/3D76LaU

John Schaefer’s “New Sounds” on WNYC FM reprises Gary’s live set from earlier this year:

https://bit.ly/3mHrnRo
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With 239 livestreams since lockdown under his belt, GARY LUCAS resumes his thrice weekly live solo concerts on Facebook beginning this Tuesday Nov. 23rd at 3pm EST.

Visit the archive: https://bit.ly/3kR8IRr

Next Up: Gary Lucas and Feifei Yang ring in Chinese New Year—Year of the Tiger—at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater NYC with THE EDGE OF HEAVEN on 2/1/22 at 7pm:

https://bit.ly/3oKDNHP

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For Immediate ReleaseQUIET RIOT’s Longtime Bassist CHUCK WRIGHT Releases First Official Single & Video “ARMY OF ME” From His Debut Solo Album, CHUCK WRIGHT’S SHELTERING SKY!

Los Angeles, CA – Long-time bassist for multi-platinum rockers Quiet Riot, Chuck Wright, proudly presents the release of the first single from his new solo album. Wright has also worked alongside such rock music luminaries as Alice Cooper, Greg Allman, Ted Nugent, various members of Guns N’ Roses and Kiss to name a few, and now embarks on his first-ever solo excursion.

The first single is a hard-rocking, intense interpretation of Björk’s 1995 hit “Army of Me” and is accompanied by a video that represents Wright’s exploration into disorder and parallels with the recent chaotic state of world affairs. The visuals include a 3D animation of an “army” of Ruth Bader Ginsburgs, the late Supreme Court Justice, feminist icon, and steadfast advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. “I chose to recognize the late Justice Ginsburg in this video as she was such a formidable presence on and off the bench. She challenged the status quo knocking down legal obstacles to women’s equality and inspired an army of believers.”

The track “Army Of Me” features several of Wright’s musical peers including the late Pat Torpey (Mr. Big) on drums, guitarist Lanny Cordola (House of Lords), and Sven Martin (Jonathan Davis Band) on keyboards along with songstress Whitney Tai, the recent “Best Vocalist” winner at The Intercontinental Music Awards.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/BeORufRPfVo
(Mixed by Tim Janssens)

Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/chuck_wrights_sheltering_sky_army_of_me

The full-length album from Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky, coming in 2022, features over 30 guest performers including members of Mr. Big, Skid Row, Tesla, Dream Theater, Great White, Asia, Jefferson Starship, acclaimed solo artists Allen Hinds, Toshi Yanagi, and many others. Wright is finally stepping out on his own with a wide range of genres, from Jazz Fusion, Prog, Funk to in-your-face Hard Rock, which was in itself one of the things that led him to want to forge his own way and create this unique collection of songs within his “Sheltering Sky” project.

Photos:
Top photo: Mari Kawaguchi
Bottom photo: Tim Janssens

For more information:
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For Immediate ReleaseYES Original Founding Guitarist Peter Banks Showcased in Two Separate Compilations – The Best of Empire and The Best of Harmony in Diversity. OUT NOW!

Two very different aspects to the career accomplishments of original YES guitarist Peter Banks are being celebrated in the release of two separate compilations. Peter Banks passed away in 2013 but his repertoire has been carefully curated so it can be appreciated for generations to come.

The Best of Empire

Peter Banks co-founded Empire with co-writer and lead vocalist, Sydney Foxx, and the band recorded three albums of material in the 1970s, however, it all remained unreleased until the 1990s.

This hard-to-find material was collected together into a 3 disc set, The Complete Recordings in 2017, and The Best of Empire draws on that material. These recordings showcase Peter in a rock band setting and include their best-known song, “Sky at Night”.

Empire was very much a collaborative band between Banks and Foxx and this compilation was overseen by Foxx who recalls, “Working with Peter was a wonderful experience. Although he was the ‘leader of the band’ and the ‘producer’, he allowed me total freedom to write the melodies and lyrics that I wanted to. We never had any disagreements about the music we worked on. We split everything 50/50 and got on with it. He was inspiring, fun, and always creative. Never running out of ideas! I enjoyed the long rehearsals getting everything perfect, and our many ‘all night’ mixing sessions in the studio. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him. And so proud of the work we did together.”

The Best of Empire is available on CD here: https://geni.us/BestEmpCD

Empire’s The Complete Recordings 3 CD set is still available here: https://geni.us/PBME1

Empire can be found on Apple Music (https://geni.us/EmpireA) and Spotify (https://geni.us/EmpireSP).

The Best of Harmony in Diversity

Peter Banks co-founded Harmony in Diversity in 2004 with the band also featuring Andrew Booker and Nick Cottam. The musical style of this trio significantly differed from Empire with a repertoire of improvised instrumentals.

The music of Harmony in Diversity was collected together into a 6 disc set, also called The Complete Recordings, so this compilation gives fans a selective taster.

Andrew Booker said, “This is a terrific selection of HiD pieces that pushed the needle uppermost on our ‘ooooh, I really like that bit’ detectors. It’s a surprisingly multi-directional mixture too, from bare-faced live improvisations, to the highly structured latter-day arrangements, with some oddball fun here and there, and Peter’s sublime and searing guitar coursing through the whole lot.”

Nick Cottam added, “It is great that the eclectic elements of HiD will now be available on a more easily digestible one CD format.”

The Best of Harmony in Diversity is available on CD here: https://geni.us/BestHiDCD

Harmony in Diversity’s The Complete Recordings 6 CD set is still available here: https://geni.us/PBME4

All of the Harmony in Diversity albums are available alongside Peter’s solo albums on Apple Music (https://geni.us/PBapple) and Spotify (https://geni.us/PBspotify).

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November 18, 2021

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Retro Jazz Diva Laura Ainsworth
Scores Deluxe Japan CD Release,
Rave Reviews
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When Dallas-based retro jazz singer Laura Ainsworth began releasing a series of CDs on her indie label Eclectus Records, she says, “I thought of them as messages in a bottle. I sent them out into the world with no idea if anyone would ever find them.”

She was stunned when her sophisticated lounge jazz won fans, accolades and multiple awards, leading to radio play and performances from Los Angeles to India. Most recently, as she was cutting her fourth album (a collection of requests cheekily titled You Asked For It, due next spring), Japan’s Ratspack Records picked up her first three CDs (Keep It To Yourself, Necessary Evil and New Vintage) and best-of vinyl LP Top Shelf. Ratspack has now released a deluxe CD package of Top Shelf for the devoted Japanese jazz market, and it’s garnering rave reviews internationally.

It’s available outside Japan through www.lauraainsworth.com and her Bandwear merch site.

Japan’s Jazz Critique magazine wrote that “you will quickly become captivated by her alluring singing,” praised her “exceptionally great” voice and “master craftsmanship” that creates “her own one-and-only world.” They declared Laura “crucial for jazz vocal fans” and Top Shelf “irresistible for 1920-1950s retro standard lovers.” Jazz Japan likewise hailed Laura’s “silky, vibrant voice” that “conveys elegantly the beauty of the standards.”

The Top Shelf CD is expanded to 16 tracks, including an unreleased Irving Berlin classic, “You’d Be Surprised.” Packaged in the popular mini-LP CD format, it features a lyric sheet, Obi band and 16-page color booklet on Laura’s unique background (her childhood was spent in showrooms, watching her late dad, big band sax/clarinet master Billy Ainsworth, back such legends such as Tony Bennett, Mel Torme and Ella Fitzgerald, which left a deep impression on her.)

The tracks were recorded at Crystal Clear Studios in Dallas with renowned pianist/producer/arranger Brian Piper and Laura’s loyal coterie of top Texas jazz players, including John Adams on bass and Chris McGuire on sax and clarinet. For the Japanese CD, they were warmly remastered by Jessica Thompson (Grammy-nominated for her work on Erroll Garner’s The Complete Concert by the Sea) under the supervision of David Gasten, producer of the This Is Vintage Now CD series that showcases modern artists influenced by midcentury music.

Gasten believes that Ainsworth’s supple voice and throwback vocal style that’s been compared to Rosemary Clooney and Jo Stafford, her elegant image, saucy humor and unique mix of vintage and modern made her the perfect artist to break the “new vintage” genre in other markets (her version of “An Occasional Man” leads off This Is Vintage Now Vol. 2.) He predicted that the thriving Japanese audience for traditional American lounge jazz would embrace her, and they have.

Her earliest booster was Tokyo’s influential senior jazz critic Keizo Takada, who has written liner notes for many Japanese releases of LPs by such American artists as Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn and Mel Tormé. Given a copy of Ainsworth’s Top Shelf LP by Gasten during a visit to Los Angeles, Takada sent it to Jazz Life, a leading jazz magazine in Japan. Their review in May 2019 led to the major Japanese record store Disk Union stocking the album.

Since then, Ainsworth has been interviewed and her albums positively reviewed by most major Japanese jazz publications, including CD Journal (one of the top 20 entertainment magazines in Japan), Jazz Critique (Japan’s largest circulation jazz magazine), Jazz Japan, The Walker’s, and PJ Portrait In Jazz.  The lifestyle magazine Hiakara ran an article on Laura, and also ran the article in their Hiakara EST insert that is included in Yomiuri Shimbun, a national Japanese newspaper similar to USA Today which boasts the world’s largest circulation (7.7 million as of 2020).

American reaction to the Japanese import CD has also been strong. Longtime jazz journalist Eric Harabadian (Down Beat) called Laura “a brilliant interpreter of song” whose “gossamer phrasing brings a unique personality to each song.” He also praised Top Shelf’s deluxe packaging and the “wonderful musicians who make (the songs) leap out of your speakers.” He concluded that whether you get the LP or CD version, “you’re in for a real treat. Laura Ainsworth is one of the most talented and entertaining vocalists – of any genre or era – on the music scene today!”

It’s all rather overwhelming for Ms. Ainsworth, who originally just hoped to help keep alive the music she learned to love from her dad. Her classic sound has taken her from Texas to Manhattan’s Metropolitan Room to a top jazz club in Dubai and beyond. Now, she says, “As soon as this pandemic is under control, I hope you’ll find me singing Johnny Mercer in Tokyo!”

 

 

 

 

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November 17, 2021

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Blue Note Records, Concord Music Group, Mack Avenue Music Group, Nonesuch Records, the Verve Label Group and Warner Music Group have joined together to release Relief — an all-star compilation of previously unreleased music from Jon Batiste, Kenny Garrett, Herbie Hancock, Hiromi, IRMA and LEO (Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese), Charles Lloyd, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman and Cécile McLorin Salvant. All net proceeds from the the album will benefit the Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund, which provides direct financial support to musicians in need during a time of uncertainty. Available as 180-gram 2-LP vinyl set, CD and digital release.

 

 

 

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For Immediate ReleaseClassic Jump Blues and Swing Group Virginia and The Slims Release Debut Full-Length Album “Busman’s Holiday”

Popular North Carolina jump blues and swing group Virginia and The Slims have released their debut full-length album “Busman’s Holiday”! The CD features 10 original songs, seven of which were composed by founding member James Kamp. As described by Mountain Xpress’s Bill Kopp, “The results balance modern musical sensibilities with the retro quality of classic jump blues and swing.”

Says the band, “The CD seeks to bridge and capture the nostalgic vintage of jump blues with new song material. We even insisted on using a vintage photo for the cover art.”

Virginia and The Slims started in the Summer of 2013 with Virginia DeMoss on vocals, Perry Lavin on drums, James Kamp on tenor sax, Harry Schaefer on bass, Ginger Drake on alto sax and Sean Anderson, on guitar. Virginia’s husband came up with the name and the band loved it.

The idea was to play blues but to play songs people would respond to, especially swing or jump blues as no one else locally was focusing on that. Eventually Virginia left to start a family, Ginger left for Nashville, and Perry and Harry left to pursue their first love, Indian classical music. James and Sean reorganized with Sid Heilbraun, a rock solid bassist, and Brian Gant, a Nashville pro on drums. Rebecca O’Quinn came on board as the new singer. After about a year she left, and the band met their current vocalist, Joanna Best. Joanna can bring across old time blues like no one’s business and has a great disposition. Then Virginia and The Slims added a long term friend and killer harmonica player, Bill Mattocks as well as saxophonist Vinny Corda and Marco Noto on drums. Howie Neal joined on Guitar, John Davis on Bass, John Barrett on drums for the recording of the CD.

A highlight of ‘Busman’s Holiday’ is the Kamp composition ‘Let it Go.’ With a saucy melody and a familiar blues structure, the song showcases the straightforward simplicity of Virginia and the Slims’ current configuration. The tune has been in the band’s repertoire since at least 2016, but the new recording takes the song at a faster tempo and showcases newest member Neal’s lead guitar skills.” – Bill Kopp, Mountain Xpress

In support of the release of “Busman’s Holiday” album, Virginia and The Slims have taken a mini tour across NC with backup guitar by Charlie “Mojo” Rapp and Charles Singletary on bass. Currently Charlie plays bass and Charles plays keys. The band’s calendar stays relatively busy with local venues. Plans to travel more and play festivals are currently in the works.

In closing the band has this to impart, “We will keep playing so folks can dance and enjoy blues-based music that is upbeat.”

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https://virginiaandtheslims.hearnow.com/busman-s-holiday
https://www.pandora.com/artist/virginia-and-the-slims/busmans-holiday/ALZKVnZp2fgtXlK
https://music.apple.com/sa/artist/virginia-and-the-slims/1540282301

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Bass Icon and Photographer
the Legendary Tony Levin’s
King Crimson Print Collection Available for Pre-Orders
Shipping Early 2022
This year was the 40th anniversary of King Crimson’s Discipline album, and, when not out on the road with the band, I’ve been busy preparing a high quality print collection of 8 of my favorite photos I’ve taken of the band through the years (of which 6 are from the Discipline era). All are archival prints, made by the great Jon Lybrook, of Intaglio Editions.
                                    – Tony Levin, November 2021
For detailed information and all descriptions, please visit:
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• Eight stunning, limited-edition prints spanning Tony Levin’s work with King Crimson since the early 1980s.
• Every print is signed, numbered, and certified by Intaglio Editions LLC.
• Prints are made by contemporary photogravure printmaker, Jon Lybrook.

• Oil-Based Etching Ink made in Italy used for printing.

• Printed on 300 g/sm Waterleaf Fine Art Paper made in Germany.
• Signed by Tony Levin with #H Graphite Pencils made in Great Britain.
• Available as individual prints or in a limited-edition, custom-crafted clamshell print collection box.
• The first public orders are assigned print numbers 11-50 out of the limited edition of 500 prints total of each photography.
• Each photograph has a very detailed information
• Pre-orders are now being accepted at TonyLevinPrints.com
• $499 + shipping (FedEx) per print, fully insured.
Special Limited Edition Print Collection Box with all 8 prints, offering the lowest numbered prints in this collection to the public.
$3,699 + shipping (FedEx), fully insured.
Prints 11-50 assigned to buyers of this very special gift collection set.   Ships in early 2022. Classic King Crimson moments as photogravure prints, curated and signed by Tony Levin and identically numbered, in a limited edition, custom-crafted, clamshell print collection box. A complementary pair of cotton gloves for proper handling your prints is included. First public orders of this collection are assigned lowest print numbers 11-50, out of 500 prints total.
Collection of eight King Crimson photogravure prints, hand-selected by Tony especially for this project, come with signed Certificates of Authenticity and white, cotton gloves are included in a special edition print collection box.  Only 50 of these special box sets will be produced and sold. You may return your signed print for a complete refund within 14 days if not completely satisfied. Our traditional intaglio prints are made of high-quality materials designed to to last for generations.
Limited Time Offer: Complementary T-shirt gift with every Box Set purchase, courtesy of Tony Levin and MoonJune Music. Please specify your preferred T-shirt. Available from S to 5XL.
This t-shirt will be offered by MoonJune Music and Tony Levin from November 15. Ships around December 1st 2021. Stay tuned!
Tony Levin has been photographing his touring experiences since the early 1980s. Tens of thousands of photos later, he’s compiled eight of his favorite photographic moments from forty years of touring with King Crimson. Tony discusses with Anthony Garone of Make Weird Music how this all “happened”.
This collection is a must-have for any serious King Crimson collector and can be purchased as a set or individually. Tony’s photography offers a unique perspective from the stage that cannot be replicated.
All photos are hand-titled and signed by Tony Levin and authorized by Robert Fripp. They are a limited print run of 500 photogravure prints. The first public orders of the Special Edition Box are assigned print numbers 11-50.
Each print is handmade on a traditional intaglio press using materials that will last for generations. They are printed with low or acid-free ink on 22.25 x 15.5” Hahnemuhle Copperplate Brite White, 300 g/sm alpha cellulose paper with torn, deckled edges. These same ink and paper formulas used in Tony Levin’s print collection have been used by printmakers in Europe for hundreds of years.
Signed and stamped certificates of authenticity are issued with every print. The traditional, fabric-lined, limited-edition, clamshell-style, 24” x 17” print collection box for Tony Levin’s King Crimson Print Collection is custom-crafted using archive-grade materials for storing and preserving prints cleanly and elegantly. Cotton gloves are included for clean handling of the prints.
For detailed information and all descriptions, please visit:
Tony Levin has a music and rock photography career spanning over five decades, and remains one of the most sought-after bass players in the world. If you grew up in the 1970s and 80s, he has played on or helped produce some of the greatest musical recordings you have ever heard. His unique position from the stage during live performances of such groups as Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, Seal, Yes his own bands Stick Men, Tony Levin Group and Levin Brothers, and others has given us the opportunity to see these star performers, both backstage and in packed auditoriums, from his personal perspective.
His extraordinary photos can be seen in two self-published and highly successful and rewarded photography books:
• Images from A Life on the Road
Available here -> moonjunemusic.myshopify.com
• Crimson Chronicles volume 1 – the ’80s
Jon Lybrook is a Fine Art Printmaker based in Colorado. Jon has worked with photographers and artists for nearly two decades through his company, Intaglio Editions LLC. He has studied the craft with traditional printmakers from around the world including Henrik Boegh, Dan Welden, Mark Lunning, Ron Pokrasso, David Hoptman, and has worked as both a printmaker and consultant.
“Jon Lybrook is a true master. His prints exude an expertise, that only very few fine art printers in the world control on the same level.”
– Professor Henrik Bøegh,
Grafisk Eksperimentarium, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

November 17, 2021

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Reconcile Records

NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL
L.A. OUTSIDER ARTISTS FATHER AND DAUGHTER
— J. FREDERICK MILLEA (AKA, L.A. COWBOY)
AND LADY MILLEA — 

RELEASE CONCURRENT RECORDINGS ON HIS BOUTIQUE “RECONCILE RECORDS” LABEL, CREATED TO PROVIDE TIMELESS PLATINUM PERFORMANCES FOR CONNOISSEURS AND COMMON FOLKS ALIKE

L.A. COWBOY THE BIG PITCHLISTEN NOW

Lady Millea I Don’t Mind Missing You


LISTEN NOW

What The Press Is Saying About L.A. Coyboy & Lady Millea

With all the songs written, arranged and produced by the L.A. Cowboy himself, this quite harmoniously wonderful opens on the storytelling of the aptly named Stories to Tell and the mid-tempo balladry of Forget About Her, and never once looks back.  Anne Carlini – “Exclusive Magazine”. 

“Vocalist Kate Millea’s debut album is a treat which has a cool, sexy, and elegant style. It is like time just doesn’t exist, or all times exist within this music. There is something magical here… The entire album is great.” Michael Doherty – music critic. “Brief notes on new jazz releases.”

“SUPERB VOCALS AND ENERGIZING LYRICS COMBINED WITH A JAZZY BAND MAKE THIS AN ALBUM YOU’LL BE PLAYING OVER AND OVER AGAIN.”
DICK METCALF – CONTEMPORARY FUSION REVIEWS

“A chanteuse that’s a throw back to thrushes that were lurking around the edges of crime jazz and exotica lite. She knows how to deliver a smoky, after-hours feeling that would make Tom Waits proud.” Chris Spector “Midwest Record”
“A young talent with a stunning career on the horizon, Lady Millea makes the most of every moment here, where each song is full of heartfelt singing and jazz sensibilities that will sound relevant for decades to come.”
Take Effect Reviews – Tom Haugen
“Vocalist Kate Millea’s debut album is a treat. which has a cool, sexy, and kind of elegant style. It is like time just doesn’t exist, or all times exist within this music. There is something magical here… The entire album is great.”
Michael Doherty – music critic.
“Brief notes on new jazz releases.”

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Artist: L.A. COWBOY

Title: THE BIG PITCH

Artist Website: www.lacowboy.com

Release Date: August 15, 2021

Label: Reconcile Records

Catalog Number: 2009

UPC Code: 695924331899

Track listing 

1. Stories To Tell (3:21)

2. Forget About Her (4:37)

3. Flyover Land (3:59)

4. Angel In L.A. (4:53)

5. The Museum (4:49)

6. The Big Pitch (4:38)

7. Love Songs (3:27)

8. Why Do I? (4:54)

Total CD Time: 32:38

All songs written, arranged and produced by J. Frederick Millea

Featuring Lady Millea and special guest John Millea on backup vocals.

Ensemble Cast: The Hiplomats

Production

Horns/rhythm section tracked at Park Hill Studio (RIP): Engineered by Rumen Dobrev

Executive Producer: Vivian Ying Yang

Musicians: L.A. Cowboy – Vocals, Sam Hirsch – Steinway Piano, Fino Roverato – Guitars, Johnny Hatton – Standup Bass, Claudius Kannbanger – Drums, Jaime Havorka – 1st Trumpet, Ron Brown – 2nd Trumpet, James McMillen – Trombone, George Shelby – Alto Sax, Mike Nelson – Tenor Sax, Terry Landry – Baritone Sax

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Artist: LADY MILLEA

Title: I DON’T MIND MISSING YOU

Artist Website: www.ladymillea.com

Release Date: August 15, 2021

Label: Reconcile Records

Catalog Number: 2010

UPC Code: 695924332179

Track listing 

1. I Don’t Mind Missing You (5:35)

2. Almost (3:36)

3. Slow Healing (4:53)

4. Play On (5:23)

5. The Museum (5:23)

6. You and I (4:13)

7. My Heart Sings (2:57)

8. Hold Me (3:59)

9. Why Do I? (4:55)

Total CD Time: 40:23

All songs written, arranged and produced by J. Frederick Millea

Production

Horns/rhythm section tracked at Aspen’s Place Studio:

Produced by: J. Frederick Millea

Engineered by Brian Ascenzo

Executive Producer: Vivian Ying Yang

Musicians: Lady Millea – vocals, Glen Burger – tenor and alto sax, flute, penny whistle, Phil Finesse – drums, Johnny Hatton – stand-up bass, Sam Hirsch – Vintage Vibe electric piano and piano, Fino Roverato – electric and acoustic guitars (nylon guitar – track 1), Brian Acsenzo – mandolin and electric guitar

 

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Here’s How Independent Labels Can Offer ‘Major Label’ Services

Tech entrepreneur Mark Skoda has spent the lion’s share of the last six years helping his son achieve his music career aspirations. Skoda eventually got him signed to an independent label but was disappointed in the label’s lack of modern innovation.

So, Skoda teamed with 3 Doors Down drummer Greg Upchurch to launch Iron Gate Records. The new label uses 21st-century technology and analytics that not only runs the business more efficiently but helps it make crucial marketing decisions.

Speaking of marketing, Skoda tapped Intercept Music to provide a proven distribution infrastructure, social media tools that help an artist create relevant postings, a merch store that requires no upfront investment, and a comprehensive dashboard with the artist’s key performance metrics. The partnership allowed Iron Gate to offer “big label” services from day one and has been effective in recruiting promising new talent.

If you have five minutes, check out the latest Intercept Music blog, which has an interesting recap of Skoda’s challenge, along with a list of Intercept Music services that can help an independent label effectively compete in today’s noisy media environment. Or skip the blog and head straight to the Intercept Music site and learn more about its label services.


For Immediate ReleaseItalian Bassist ALBERTO RIGONI Announces New Album “Songs for Souls” in Memory of His Father, Feat. Jordan Rudess, Mark Zonder & More!

Italian bass master and composer ALBERTO RIGONI (solo, BAD As, Natural Born Machine, Bassists Alliance Project, Vivaldi Metal Project etc.) has announced his new album, entitled “Songs for Souls”, in memory of his Father recently passed away. The album features Jordan Rudess and Mark Zonder + other musicians, to be announced.

Alberto stated: “Dear all, as you may have read I was going to give up with music but suddenly my father (Professor at the University of Padua and author of poems and tales) passed away 2 weeks ago… So I decided to make an album in his honor. It will be instrumental with some incredible special guests such as Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Mark Zonder (Fates Warning) and many others to be announced. So I set a pre-order/crowd funding at http://albertorigoni.bandcamp.com.

Release date is expected in early January. Thanks so much to who will support this album. Sincerely yours, Alberto”

More information TBA, stay tuned!

Born in 1981, Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the metal band BAD As, The Italians, Natural Born Machines Lady & THE BASS,  co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project and member of progressive rock band TwinSpirits (no more active).

Between 2008 and 2020 Alberto has released worldwide 9 solo albums (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys, Overloaded, BASSORAMA, Duality, EvoRevolution, Prog Injection, Odd Times), spanning from progressive rock metal to fusion. His albums also featured legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Marco Minnemann (the Aristocrats), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.

Alberto has been featured on the cover of magazines such as Bass Magazine (Japan), Bass Musician Magazine (USA), Bajos Y Bajistas (Spain), Basistas (Poland), TOP BASS (Poland). Moreover, in March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS.”

Alberto has also recorded for several international artists such as Italian pop singer Alexia and he is also playing bass for Canadian rock singer and songwriter Kim Bingham (ex-Nelly Furtado) and The Italians, sharing stages with artists such as Alan Parson, Suzanne Vega, Jørn Lande, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore and others.

In 2016 founded a new metal band called BADASS (now called BAD As) which released three albums (More Pain More Gain, Midnight Curse and Crucified Society.

On December 15th 2017, Rigoni together with bassist Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under) released a new studio project called Bassists Alliance. The first album “Crush” featured top notch bassists such as Michael Manring, Adam Nitti, Steve di Giorgio, Colin Edwin, Mark Mitchell, Scott Reeder, Dmitry Lisenko, Brandino BassMaster, Ryan Martini, Leonid Maksimov, Tony Grey.

In 2019 founded a new AOR band called “Natural Born Machine” featuring famous Pink Cream 69 singer David Readman. Their debut album “Human” was released on February 19th 2021 by Pride and Joy Music.

Currently he is also collaborating with famous producer Hiro Furuya (Elton John, Eric Clapton, etc) and many others as session bassist.

His tenth album “For The Love of Bass” feat. all star bassists such as Nathan East, Lee Sklar, Michael Manring, Doug Wimbish and many others was released on April 2nd 2021 and it’s available worldwide.

To pre-order/fund Alberto Rigoni’s “Songs for Souls”: http://albertorigoni.bandcamp.com

Two songs are streamable and downloadable now.

For more information:
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http://www.facebook.com/albertorigonimusic
http://albertorigoni.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/albertorigoni
http://www.twitter.com/albertorigoni
http://www.vivaldimetalproject.com
http://www.badas.rocks
http://www.theitaliansband.com
http://bassistsallianceproject.bandcamp.com

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For Immediate ReleaseStage/Screen Legend ANN-MARGRET Shares Brand New Holiday Recording!

Los Angeles, CA – It has been awhile since one of Hollywood’s brightest lights and star of the film classics such as Bye Bye Birdie and Viva Las Vegas, Ann-Margret, has gifted the world with new musical recordings. So what better time than Christmas for the woman once dubbed the “female Elvis Presley” to return to the medium that launched her epic career? Ann-Margret is happy to announce the release of her brilliant and vivacious new version of “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” today on all digital platforms. With special guest, southern blues icon Sonny Landreth, joining in the fun, these two artists have crafted a vibrant rendition of a holiday favorite that seems tailor-made for Ann-Margret’s sultry voice.

Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/ann_margret_rockin_around_the_christmas_tree

The track presages a new full-length album that Ann-Margret has been hard at work on and will be released in 2022. The project will pair her with several stellar guest artists including Bobby Rydell (who co-starred in Bye Bye Birdie), Blondie’s Clem Burke, Wrecking Crew member Don Randi, rockabilly superstar Danny B. Harvey and more!

Also, for those in the Los Angeles area, Ann-Margret will be making an appearance at a special private engagement on January 13 at the Montalban Theater with special guest Rydell!

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Welcome to Harmonyville 01625 is for all readers; music lovers and the young at heart. I am happy that the book is bringing smiles to faces around the world.

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In his new book, Berklee Professor Emeritus Jon Damian of Local 9-535 (Boston, MA)—who has always blended his love of music with art—creates an illustrative guide to expand our understanding of harmony. It won’t come as a surprise that a G7 and D Minor 7 chord make beautiful music, but what would it look like? In Welcome to Harmonyville 01625, we meet a reporter and cartoonist for the Harmonyville Times as he takes the reader on a journey with the Dominante family, friends, and neighbors in a town built around a G Clef roundabout. Take E Street to the B Natural Bookstore, then up to D and Fifth streets to the psychordiatrist and finally, the reader reaches the Glossarium. A chord progression comes to life on the page as Damian follows the characters through good times, some discord, but ultimately a revelation—and education—in perfect harmony. The book includes a foreword by Bill Frisell of Local 802 (New York City).

– Theresa Litz at International Musician Magazine September 2021

www.jondamian.com

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For Immediate ReleaseMAGMA “BBC 1974 LONDON” 2 LP Red Vinyl Limited Edition Numbered Gatefold 180g Audiophile Now Available For Pre-Order!

Available November 26 For RSD BLACK FRIDAY

This high quality recording carried out on March 14th, 1974 in the London BBC studios, is here carefully remastered for a vinyl release. This double LP includes two Magmaian masterpieces in unique versions, performed by the group that was at the origin of their creation. If the completed versions played by the MAGMA of 75-76 are most familiar to us, those offered us here present a major interest on several levels: their structure first of all, which at that time was not yet finalized, and comprised sequences which were subsequently either re-arranged, thereafter in a different way, or deleted: THEUSZ HAMTAAHK whose pseudo-slowness of tempo is matched only by the contained violence that inhabits it, and KÖHNTARKÖSZ where the magic of the keyboards brings to this work an alternative just as bewitching as the one engendered at the Taverne de l’Olympia the following year, by the divine soaring of Didier LOCKWOOD’s violin.

Klaus BLASQUIZ
vocals, percussions

Claude OLMOS
guitar

Michel GRAILLIER
Fender piano, keyboards

Gérard BIKIALO
Fender piano

Jannick TOP
bass

Christian VANDER
drums, vocals

To pre-order: https://www.seventhrecords.com/en/magma-19/bbc-1974-london-2-lp-red-vinyl-1307.html

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Magma’s official website: www.magmamusic.org
Seventh Records: www.seventhrecords.com

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